Healthy skin can be tough to achieve at first but, with the help of some of the most trusted and time-tested home remedies, there is no excuse why you shouldn’t have naturally glowing skin — thanks to your kitchen!
Home remedies for healthy skin
From good food to healthy lifestyles, check out some of the easy homemade remedies below to claim the healthy, glowing complexion you’ve always deserved:
1. Homemade facial cleansers
Prep your skin for natural facial moisturizers by mixing natural ingredients that can give your skin a good cleanse like tea tree oil and yogurt. To make one at home, simply mix a part of tea tree oil for every three parts of yogurt. Wash your face with lukewarm water then apply the solution. Tea tree oil has natural antiseptic properties to disinfect your skin while yogurt contains lactic acid and live bacteria which help bring microorganism balance to your skin.Products like Encante Serum are also useful in changing your skin tone.
2. Homemade toners
Which one would you rather have on your skin, alcohol or fruits? Toners and astringents often use alcohols, denatured alcohol to be exact, as base. Very few have gone alcohol-free to this date, and some of the most successful, widely embraced ones have fruit acids as their base. So, why not just make one at home where you can always make sure you’re getting fresh and without preservatives?
Try a lemon toner. All you will need is the juice of a slice of lemon. Mix with one part lukewarm water. Take a cotton ball and dip into the solution. Swipe across your face. Do the same day and night or, mix a solution good enough for a week. Keep it in an airtight, opaque bottle and keep it in the fridge. The solution should last you all week.
3. DIY facial moisturizers
Coconut oil, olive oil and other essential oils are great moisturizers.Get these in cosmetic grade and combine however way you want to. Melt in a pot, add Vitamin E capsules if preferred then let it cool down to a thick mixture. Store in an opaque, airtight bottle and keep in the fridge. This mixture can be kept for weeks just make sure you scoop it up with clean spoon every time. Apply after cleansing and toning.
4. DIY face masks
Give your skin a moisture boost, brighten it up or exfoliate with easy homemade remedies, face masks to be exact. Made with nuts, oats or fruits, these natural remedies boost skin health when performed at least once a week. Simply mix all of the ingredients of your choosing together, leave on thoroughly cleansed face for 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water to keep skin from drying then, tone with your homemade toner.
Some of the best natural ingredients for a moisture boost are honey, milk and essential oils. Some of the best brightening ingredients are lemon, orange and berries. Just make sure never to use these in full concentration as these can burn and dry out your skin. Always mix with any of the moisture boosting ingredients to dilute. For exfoliation, add in uncooked oats or chopped walnuts or almonds into any of the moisture boosting ingredients or brightening ingredients which contain lactic acid or citric acid.
Other things you can do at home to boost your skin health
1. Be particularly wise with your food
Eat for nourishment rather than to be full. Having a meal plan helps you choose your food wisely. Smart phone apps that help you count your calories are also available to help you make the right choices.
2. Be consistent with your exercise routine
Never skip a day without being physically active for at least just five minutes of intense workout. Do at least 30 minutes of intense cardio training at least three to four days, as you perform weight training exercises in between.
3. Get enough sleep
It gives your body enough time to make repairs and rejuvenate.
Even simple home remedies can do great things to your skin and offer natural alternatives that complement the unbeatable power of a healthy lifestyle that is founded on the power of the great three — healthy diet, regular exercise and sufficient sleep.
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